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and on the agenda, that they will discuss the economic issues with the leaders. katie joins us where he met earlier with russian president dmitry medvedev. >> good morning. the president is hopefully getting a good night's rest right now. busy day for him and the other leaders. the 20 leaders from the pacific rim nation. including russia. president obama and dmitry medvedev got together on the sideline and reported progress on negotiation for star treaty that expires december 5. the treaty on nuclear arms reduction. replacement treaty, the president says they're getting there. >> our goal continues to be complete the negotiations and sign a deal before the end of the year. i am confident if we work hard and a sense of urgency about it, we could get it done. i feel as if both sides try to work through the difficult technical issues but are doing so in good faifaith. >> the economic and trade issues are why the leaders get together for the meetings. on that front, they noted that the world economy is recovering, but the nations must push ahead with free trade and investment to ensure the growth conti
to repair global reputation. katie sergeant joins us via it streambox with the latest. katie, what can we expect? >> hello, brian, well, you can expect a lot of talking here in singapore, the president arrived here a little earlier than expected and he touched down 6 p.m. saturday local time after adjusting his departure time from japan and that means he is here in time for the leaders dinner. the performing arts center for a time for informal socializing and for the all important photo op with the leaders dressed in an outfit reflecting local culture and now of course, here in singapore, that means the culture which is a combination of chinese, india and ma lay. the outfits from a local designer, and mandarin collared shirts for men and a sarong for ladies. the first presidential trip to singapore not the first time in the asia pacific region. he made reference to his hawaiian birth and childhood in indonesia and referred to him as america's first pacific president and promising that america would be more engaged in the region. >> so i want everyone to know, and i want everybody in ameri
-- trade and economic policy and climate change and north korea's nuclear program and katie sergeant, is at the news conference where the meeting wrapped up. >> reporter: it was a big day for him and other leaders from pacific rim nations, including russia. president obama and russian president dmitry medvedev met on the sidelines of the summit and reported progress on negotiation for a new start treaty on reducing nuclear arms, it expires on december 5th and that is for a re-- as for a replacement treaty the president says they are getting there. >> president barack obama: our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations, and to be able to sign a deal before the end of the year. and, i'm confident that if we work hard and with a sense of urgency about it that we should be able to get that done and i very much feel as if both sides are trying to work through difficult technical issues but are doing so in good faith. >> reporter: of course economic and trade issues are ostensibly why they get together for the summits and on that front the leaders noted the world's economy has beg
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